IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 9, September 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Suraj Sharma1Parthankar Choudhury and Narayan Chetry
A natural ecosystem provides a wide range of goods and services to human society and plays a vital role in sustaining livelihood of the indigenous community. Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) is a good source of income especially for the tribal communities. The objective of this study is to investigate the diversity of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in Raid-Marwet Region, Ri-bhoi district of Meghalaya, India. Data was collected and analyzed from 36 trees, 46 herbs/shrubs/climbers and 10 grass species, using a systematic sampling method through laying quadrat along the transect of 100 m2 for trees, 25 m2 nested (sub) quadrat for counting herbaceous plants, and 1m2 nested (sub) quadrat for counting grasses in three differentiated study sites i.e. North Raid-Marwet (S1), South Raid-Marwet (S2), and NongthomaiGaro community forest (S3-control).